Category: Dogs

Dorzolamide Ophthalmic

Dorzolamide is used in the eye to decrease the pressure caused by primary glaucoma, an eye disorder that can cause permanent damage to vision in the affected eye(s) and lead to blindness. If glaucoma in diagnosed in one eye, Dorzolamide can be used in the other eye to prevent glaucoma from developing.

Dosage

If you miss a dose ensure it is given as soon as possible, however, if it is almost time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and continue as normal. Ensure two doses are not administered together.

I have heard that this drug can have side effects, how will this affect my pet?

Side effects are very rare with this medication, however, Dorzolamide may cause stinging as it is administered to the eye. If you notice any unusual please contact your vet as soon as possible.

Medicine Storage

Ensure this medication kept out of children’s reach. Store this medicine in a tight, light resistant container.

Possible drug interactions

Ensure your vet is aware of any other medication you are giving your pet. Drug interaction is not uncommon when two differing medications are prescribed. Contact your vet if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.

 

 

Difloxacin

Difloxacin is a antibiotic prescribed to treat a bacterial infections in cats and dogs. It may also be prescribed to treat abscesses, wounds and urinary tract infections.

Dosage

If you miss a dose ensure it is given as soon as possible, however, if it is almost time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and continue as normal. Ensure two doses are not administered together.

I have heard that this drug can have side effects, how will this affect my pet?

All medicines have potential side effects but this does not mean your pet has a high risk of experiencing them. Potential adverse effects may include vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea and anal irritation. If these symptoms persist and appear troublesome, contact your veterinarian.

Possible drug interactions

Ensure your vet is aware of any other medication you are giving your pet. Drug interaction is not uncommon when two differing medications are prescribed. The following drugs can potentially interact with difloxacin: antacids, sucralfate, multivitamins, iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc.

 

 

 

 

Diphenhydramine

Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine prescribed to prevent the symptoms of allergies. This medicine is also used to prevent itching caused by an allergic reaction. Diphenhydramine may also be used for its sedative effects.

Dosage

If you miss a dose ensure it is given as soon as possible, however, if it is almost time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and continue as normal. Ensure two doses are not administered together.

I have heard that this drug can have side effects, how will this affect my pet?

Possible side effects include: tiredness, drowsiness, dry mouth and not passing urine. If you notice anything unusual contact your vet.

Medicine Storage

Ensure this medication kept out of children’s reach. Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight.

Possible drug interactions

Ensure your vet is aware of any other medication you are giving your pet. Drug interaction is not uncommon when two differing medications are prescribed.

 

 

 

Diethylcarbamazine citrate

Diethylcarbamazine citrate is prescribed to prevention heart worm disease in cats and dogs. This drug is also used to treat roundworm infections.

Dosage

If you miss a dose ensure it is given as soon as possible, however, if it is almost time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and continue as normal. Ensure two doses are not administered together.

I have heard that this drug can have side effects, how will this affect my pet?

Side effects are very uncommon with this medication but, potentialadverse effects may include vomiting and diarrhea. If you notice anything unusual, contact your vet as soon as possible.

Possible drug interactions

Ensure your vet is aware of any other medication you are giving your pet. Drug interaction is not uncommon when two differing medications are prescribed. The following drugs can potentially interact with Diethylcarbamazine citrate: pyrantel, levamisole, and morantel.

 

 

 

Cimetidine

Cimetidine is a histamine-blocking agent prescribed to reduce the amount of gastric acid secreted in the stomach. It is also prescribed to treat reflux and hypersecretory conditions such as gastritis.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Never give your pet two doses at once.

I have heard that this drug can have side effects, how will this affect my pet?

All medicines have potential side effects but this does not mean your pet has a high risk of experiencing them. Contact your vet immediately if your notice anything unusual.

Possible drug interactions

Ensure your vet is aware of any other medication you are giving your pet. Drug interaction is not uncommon when two differing medications are prescribed. In this case, your vet will monitor your pet closely and may vary the dose of medication accordingly. The following drugs can potentially interact with cimetidine: beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, diazepam and other benzodiazepines, lidocaine, ethanol, metronidazole, phenytoin, quinidine, theophylline, warfarin, and procainamide. Contact your vet immediately if you notice any unusual reactions.

Codeine

Codeine is a narcotic medicine prescribed to help manage mild to moderate pain in cats and dogs.

Dosage

If you miss a dose ensure it is given as soon as possible, however, if it is almost time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and continue as normal. Ensure two doses are not administered together.

I have heard that this drug can have side effects, how will this affect my pet?

Your pet may experience the following side effects: drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, constipation and apparent obstruction of the intestine. If you notice any of these symptoms and they become persistent, consult your vet.

Medicine Storage

Ensure this medication is kept out of children’s reach. Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.

Possible drug interactions

Ensure your vet is aware of any other medication you are giving your pet. Drug interaction is not uncommon when two differing medications are prescribed. The following drugs may interact with codeine – barbiturates, phenothiazines and other CNS depressants.

Cyclosporin

Cyclosporin is an immunosuppressive agent prescribed by vets to prevent diseases and disorders caused by an overactive immune system. Cyclosporin is also available as an eye ointment used for treating keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye syndrome). It can also be used to aid the healing of perianal fistulas (cracks around the anus).

Dosage

If you miss a dose ensure it is given as soon as possible, however, if it is almost time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and continue as normal. Ensure two doses are not administered together.

I have heard that this drug can have side effects, how will this affect my pet?

All medicines have potential side effects but this does not mean your pet has a high risk of experiencing them. The most common side effect are vomiting, diarrhea and loss of appetite. Other side effects may include liver and kidney problems. If you notice anything unusual, contact your vets immediately.

Possible drug interactions

Ensure your vet is aware of any other medication you are giving your pet. Drug interaction is not uncommon when two differing medications are prescribed. Medications that may interact with cyclosporin include gentamicin, amphotericin B, ketoconazole, erythromycin, cimetidine, phenobarbital, and phenytoin.

Desmopressin Acetate

Desmopressin Acetate is prescribed to treat Diabetes Insipidus in dogs and cats. This condition is characterised by excessive thirst and the excretion of very dilute urine, and if fluid intake is reduced, there is no effect on urine concentration levels.

Depending on the dosage required this medication may be given orally or administered as an eye drop in the conjunctival sac.

Dosage

If you miss a dose ensure it is given as soon as possible, however, if it is almost time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and continue as normal. Ensure two doses are not administered together.

I have heard that this drug can have side effects, how will this affect my pet?

All medicines have potential side effects but this does not mean your pet has a high risk of experiencing them.  If you notice anything unusual, contact your vets immediately.

Medicine Storage

Ensure this medication kept out of children’s reach. Store the eye drops in the refrigerator and the tablets in a cool, dry place.

Possible drug interactions

Ensure your vet is aware of any other medication you are giving your pet. Drug interaction is not uncommon when two differing medications are prescribed. Medications that may interact with desmopressin acetate: chlorpropamide, carbamazepine, clofibrate, fludrocortisones, urea, lithium, epinephrine, demeclocycline, heparin or alcohol.

Dimenhydrinate

Dimenhydrinate is primarily prescribed to prevent nausea and vomiting in cats and dogs caused by motion sickness. This drug may also be used to treat other conditions such as idiopathic vestibular syndrome.

Dosage

If you miss a dose ensure it is given as soon as possible, however, if it is almost time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and continue as normal. Ensure two doses are not administered together.

I have heard that this drug can have side effects, how will this affect my pet?

All medicines have potential side effects but this does not mean your pet has a high risk of experiencing them. Possible side effects include: tiredness, drowsiness, dry mouth and/or not passing urine. Less common side effects may include: diarrhea, vomiting and a lack of appetite. Contact your vet if you notice anything unusual or side effects become troublesome.

Medicine Storage

Ensure this medication kept out of children’s reach. This medicine should be stored in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat or direct sunlight.

Possible drug interactions

Ensure your vet is aware of any other medication you are giving your pet. Drug interaction is not uncommon when two differing medications are prescribed. The following drugs can potentially interact with dimenhydrinate: other CNS depressants, heparin, warfarin, epinephrine, and anticholinergic drugs.

Enrofloxacin

Enrofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. This medication is prescribed to treat bacterial infections in cats and dogs.

Dosage

If you miss a dose ensure it is given as soon as possible, however, if it is almost time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and continue as normal. Ensure two doses are not administered together.

I have heard that this drug can have side effects, how will this affect my pet?

All medicines have potential side effects but this does not mean your pet has a high risk of experiencing them. Possible side effects may include vomiting and loss of appetite.  If you notice anything unusual please contact your vet as soon as possible.

Medicine Storage

Ensure this medication is kept out of children’s reach. Store tablets in a cool, dry place at room temperature, away from heat and direct sunlight.

Possible drug interactions

Ensure your vet is aware of any other medication you are giving your pet. Drug interaction is not uncommon when two differing medications are prescribed. The following drugs may interact with enrofloxacin: antacids, sucralfate, nitrofurantoin, cyclsporine, theophylline, and probenecid. Contact your vet if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.

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